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    Do Americans think of themselves as foreigners?

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    Yes, when we are in foreign countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Do Americans think of themselves as foreigners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    Yes, when we are in foreign countries.
    You said it, Walking Tourist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Tourist View Post
    Yes, when we are in foreign countries.
    Yet, I can remember just the other day Americans telling us that Iraq would be alright if only foreigners would stop bringing arms into Iraq.

    Yet, I can hardly forebear from saying that the largest number of foreigners bringing the largest number of arms into Iraq are Americans.

    It's becoming plain that Americans do not see themselves as foreigners anywhere in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's becoming plain that Americans do not see themselves as foreigners anywhere in the world.
    If it's becoming plain, then why do you ask?
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    Its summarized well by the infamous Bush mantra; "Either you are with us, or you're against us".

    The US is not so much a nation as it is a set of values, or rather a set of interests. And if you are outside their circle you are simply a foreigner. An alien.

    The US own the world, it just got a few "obstacles" currently blocking totally domination. The same way radical islamism see the world as theirs to take. Its their obligation.
    Its funny how just one of them gets branded as extremists.

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    Americans are foreigners everywhere, especially in the United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Americans are foreigners everywhere, especially in the United States.
    Don't be too hard on yourself.

    If you wanna talk about it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skin View Post
    Don't be too hard on yourself.

    If you wanna talk about it....
    I remember a sitcom, someone in group therapy:

    "I don't belong here..."
    "You're in America, none of us belongs here."

    And it's very true, and yet, we do not belong there either, no matter where there may be.

    Imagine, 300,000,000 displaced people. That's an awful lot. The only way to deal with that is to leave them where they are.

    Or maybe we are not foreigners, because the only reason we are here and not there is the grace of God and really nothing else.
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